Good nutrient management allows the yield of tea to quadruple. The tests carried out in the Tea Nutrition Day in Garden America showed that from a yield of 6000 kilos can be passed to 23000 kilos per hectare …
The tests carried out in the Tea Nutrition Day in Garden America have shown that from a yield of 6000 kilos can be passed to 23,000 kilos per hectare, with appropriate treatments, according to a recent research.
The research work has been carried out by the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (Inta) and has focused on new crop varieties. This research is paying off, mainly in the theater sector. In fact, their studies are already being put into practice.
Thus, the yields of tea plantations almost quadrupled from 6000 -7000 average kilos per hectare to 23,000 kilos. At the beginning of the year, the Inta presented and patented four new varieties of tea whose main characteristics are related to a higher yield than the current varieties, greater tolerance to periods of drought and genetically more prepared to withstand continuous periods of stress.
These results were shown in a day of training in tea nutrition that took place in the Tabay Establishment, which Casa Fuente has in Colonia los Teales de Jardín América.
The technicians explained that “today we can talk about a production of 20,000 to 23,000 kilos per hectare, where before it yielded 6000. These results are already shown to the producers and those who have implemented it are achieving greater production, with a lower cost of fertilization and maintenance, “he said.
According to Armando Nervi, manager of Casa Fuentes in Misiones “in five years we have tripled the production of the trial plots and we are socializing this information with the producers, through productivity we achieve profitability”, he emphasized.